Timothée Chalamet upcoming movie is Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York. The actor took to his social media and announced that he will donate his salary to three charities.
The Film’s cast include Jude Law, Elle Fanning, Cherry Jones, Selena Gomez, Suki Waterhouse, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber and Kelly Rohrbach.
He has been on a roll since the year’s start. Both his films of last year has done quite well in all award functions. The category for Best Actor also have him as nominee. He was on roll on Tonight show with Jimmy Kimmel.
The Golden Globes nominated actor is donating his salary due to current scenario around Woody Allen. Woody has been accused of Sexually assaulting his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen has denied the allegations.
Timothée explains why and how he thought about doing it.
“This year has changed the way I see and feel about so many things; it has been a thrilling and, at times, enlightening education. I have, to this point, chosen projects from the perspective of a young actor trying to walk in the footsteps of more seasoned actors I admire. But I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job—that has become much clearer to me in the past few months, having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence.”
“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer. I’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations. But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: Time’s Up, The LGBT Center in New York and RAINN,”
“I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Rebecca Hall is donating her salary of the film to Time’s Up. She also took to Instagram to announce that.
The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup
All we can say is – More Power to you Timothée and Rebecca.